I did it! I finally ordered chalk paint. How could I not considering all the rave reviews it has gotten out in blog land. I was so excited when it came in just 2 days!
I splurged, hoping I sell a lot in the booth to cover the cost. I couldn't resist buying old white, duck egg blue, chateau gray, both waxes, and of course the highly recommended wax brush. I sure hope there is some kind of magic in all of this considering the cost. So girls, I'm ready to put this stuff to the test and see if it can live up to it's reviews.
So in order to test that whole claim about no prep or priming, I decided to start with a small piece that would normally require both. Enter my lab rat. I picked up a part of a headboard at the Goodwill outlet knowing it was a great shape to make some sort of sign. I'm thinking I'll try to recreate the Ballard plaque.
I really wanted to reveal it tonight but my daughter started running a fever and looks like she has pink eye (again). So, the distressing and waxing will have to wait. I hope to reveal the sign in all it's chalk paint glory within the next 2 days. Check back to see what I think about the chalk paint results. Until next time...